I refer to Gordan Cruickshank’s article in the October issue of MOTOR SPORT — ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know’.
I was pleased to see included one of my favourite oddities, the Trossi-Monaco, but was disappointed that no mention was made of one of the most eccentric racing cars ever to be built. I refer, of course, to the Hurst Floor Shifter Special; the Offenhauser-powered racing car which had a central section containing engine and transmission with the driver in the compartment off to one side. It was built by Smokey Yunnick, the American racing legend from Daytona, Florida.
I am, yours, etc. JRW Barker, Walton on Thames, Surrey